Undergraduate Researcher

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Extreme Computing and Platforms


The Extreme Computing and Platforms Department of the Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Division at the Applied Research Laboratory is seeking undergraduate students to perform basic research and applied science in several growing technology areas. These areas include: cloud computing, embedded systems, big data analytics, user experience, machine learning, artificial intelligence, signal and image processing, and cybersecurity. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn in a laboratory environment with flexible hours. We are seeking students in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or closely related majors to contribute to new research for an ARL-funded project. Experience with structured programming languages, such as C++ or JAVA, is required; experience in signal processing and mathematics is desired; good communication skills are highly desired. This is a great opportunity for future full-time employment or post-graduate work. The successful candidates will work up to 20 hours/week during the fall and spring semesters and 40 hours/week over the summer. Candidates selected may be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088